Posted in music | tour dates on February 7, 2013

Charles Bradley at Firefly Music Fest 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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As we've mentioned before, Charles Bradley, whose second album for Daptone is out in April, used to spend time as James Brown tribute act, Black Velvet. And still does occasionally. Black Velvet play Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday (2/13) back by Jimmy Hill & The Allstarz Band and The Gold Magnolias. Tickets are still available.

UPDATE (2/12): The Black Velvet show is cancelled. Bummer!

Meanwhile, still no word on tickets to Bradley's scheduled NYC show at The Apollo on May 16. He still has it listed in his tour dates but the Harlem venue doesn't have it on its online calendar as of this posting.

In related new, Soul Rebels will take over Brooklyn Bowl for the three nights following (2/14 - 2/16). The group, who were recently the house band at the NFL Honors Awards Show, will have guest Karl Denson plus openers Royal Surprise with them on 2/14; guests Pedrito Maritnez and Maurice Brown plus openers The Slide Brothers on 2/15; and John Medeski and Igmar Thomas plus openers Alecia Chakour Band on 2/16. Tickets to all three shows are still available.

Video of Bradley as Black Velvet at Hiro Ballroom last year is below.

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Charles Bradley as Black Velvet @ Hiro Ballroom Jan. 2012

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Comments (17)

Would rather see the iPods -- a band with real diversity from track to track!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2013 7:55 PM

The Soul Rebels are incredible!! They destroy everytime. So pumped.

Posted by John Saxon | February 7, 2013 8:28 PM

Freakin rad Soul Rebels get 3 nights at the Bowl. These cats played with Metallica

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2013 8:34 PM

yup saw soul rebels jam with metallica at the filmore and again at acl. were one of the best bands i saw at acl last year.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2013 8:48 PM

brooklyn bowl website say res is also a guest with soul rebels. they have a lot of guests on their shows.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2013 9:06 PM

Frankly Speaking -> <- Why are Soul Rebels's guests so unfocusced . They should of had () () themed nights. Jam Night, Hip Hop Night, Traditional New Orleans NIght.

Posted by Frankly Speaking | February 7, 2013 9:24 PM

the rebels are scary good

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2013 9:38 PM

would rather see charles barkley beat my parents to death with a deflated blue-and-white pee-wee basketball

Posted by bleakster | February 7, 2013 10:32 PM

Reminds me of when Tom Selleck played the Grinch in the Cat and the Hat.

Posted by seymour biscante | February 7, 2013 11:10 PM

Laughed at 7:55. Embarassed to admit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2013 12:21 AM

actually the soul rebels backin up charles bradley would be pretty hot

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2013 1:16 AM

10:32!

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2013 7:50 AM

soul rebelz just kinda came outta nowhere. is it really worth checkin them out?

Posted by Sid | February 8, 2013 9:04 AM

@Sid They're tight. Like a less boring Roots.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2013 11:38 AM

Laughed at 7:55. Embarassed to admit.

Posted by Free E3lanat | February 12, 2013 4:06 PM

He's just great.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 28, 2013 7:20 PM

I've never been a fan of soul music , but, Daptone records are making me see things differently .i love , Charles Bradley, Naomi Shelton and Sharon Jones

Posted by Salamattamalas | September 16, 2014 10:31 AM

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